Daily Markup #369: This week’s stories on acquisitions by PolicyPal & Una Brands, Curlec’s 4x growth, and more

November is off to a flying start with acquisitions by 500-backed startups. PolicyPal officially enters the financial planning market after acquiring a US-based, Asia-focused firm, while Una Brands buys a glassware startup founded by a 15-year-old schoolboy.

Missed our last roundup? Check out the top stories in October here.

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Other stories you may have missed:

  • Read Tech in Asia’s analysis of 500-backed Carousell, its next move in the re-commerce space, and how it meets ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria.
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